After nine years, fans of the hit series Haikyuu are saying goodbye to the manga after the final ending chapters were officially released online.
When it comes to epic, longstanding manga, it’s hard to pinpoint one individual series that has had more influence than that of Haikyuu!!
For millions of people around the world, the Haikyuu!! manga series has been a consistent part of their lives for the last nine years.
However, it appears that the hit manga is finally coming to an end, with the last chapters in the incredible storyline being released by Shonen Jump.
Is Haikyuu manga ending?
- Unfortunately, this is officially the end of the now world-famous Haikyuu!! manga.
Furudate launched Haikyuu!! all the way back in 2011 and ever since meeting Shoyo Hinata and the volleyball team for the first time, the story has gripped millions of people around the world.
Officially, chapter 402 of the series was released on Shonen Jump at midnight, with the story picking up after yet another time skip. We are now in 2021 and our protagonists are now going pro and in what can only be described as a perfect love-letter to the fans.
Not only do we get one final match between Hinata and Kageyama’s teams, but we get a deeper look at how many of our favourite characters have grown into adults. I’m unsure how many of us will distinctly remember meeting many of the Haikyuu!! characters, but at this point, we have spent years with them and quite often, relating to them.
There is nothing worse in the world than spoilers, especially when such an awesome manga comes to an end like Haikyuu!! So, go read it for yourself, or you can read a fantastic review that describes exactly how many of us are feeling here.
Is the Haikyuu!! anime ending too?
- No, the anime version of Haikyuu!! is not ending yet, this is just the original manga series that has come to a conclusion.
The anime adaptation of Haikyuu!! is currently into its fourth season, with episode 14 (overall, 74) scheduled to be released in October 2020.
As far as we are aware, all this means is that we now know where / when the television adaptation will come to an end. Thankfully, the anime hasn’t really strayed too far from the original mana (barely to be fair) and we highly doubt that the writers will continue the series once both storylines have met the same point.
As always, we will bring you updates on the Haikyuu!! anime and a more accurate release date as soon as information is officially confirmed.
Fan reaction to Haikyuu!! ending…
Understandably, there are millions of fans out there right now who are feeling a range of emotions. At the end of the day, for some of us, this is a nine-year storytelling experience that has finally come to an end.
Not only has Haikyuu!! remained a significant and consistent part of our lives, but so have the individual characters. Some fans are heartbroken, some are hopeful and others are satisfied, but all of us are thankful for the story.